Natsumi Hayashi makes flying look easy. But these defying gravity self-portraits that seem to show the Toyko photographer levitating above the ground are actually the result of a lot of hard work.
“Sometimes I need to jump more than 300 times to get the perfect shot,” Hayashi told MSNBC.com on June 8. [Photo of Hayashi levitating]
Hayashi blogs a levitating picture-of-the-day each day on her website, http://yowayowacamera.com/. Either working with an assistant or using a self-timer, she uses photography to freeze herself hanging in the air in diners, phone booths and on Tokyo sidewalks.
Hayashi makes no bones about her levitation being an illusion,
by Dan Sellars on June 19, 2011